San Juan National Forest
Welcome to the San Juan National Forest
From high-desert mesas to alpine peaks, the San Juan National Forest offers thousands of miles of back roads and hundreds of miles of trails to explore.
San Juan National Forest encompasses about 1.8 million acres in the southwestern corner of Colorado. From high-desert mesas to alpine peaks, these federal lands are managed for multiple uses and visitors are asked to respect each other and the natural resources. The San Juan National Forest Headquarters is located in Durango, Colorado, with district offices in Bayfield, Dolores and Pagosa Springs.
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Discover the Forest
Come and enjoy the natural splendor of the San Juan Mountains and your public lands!
What are your outdoor passions? Hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, alpine and nordic skiing, horseback riding, driving your OHV? Check out what's available to you on our forest.
Find Your Way
Find your way by exploring our interactive, downloadable, mobile friendly maps as well as maps for online purchase.
Brush up on your forest knowledge, up-to-date Forest Road conditions, fire regulations, campground status and more.
Check out what makes the San Juan National Forest special from valued partnerships to rare wetlands.
Visit Chimney Rock National Monument
Chimney Rock represents one of the largest Pueblo II (900-1150 AD) communities in southwestern Colorado and is considered a Chacoan cultural “outlier”.
Get to Know Your Water
Have you ever wondered where your water comes from? When you turn on the tap, how long has your water traveled before it runs out of your faucet and into your water bottle?
Rocky Mountain Restoration Initiative
This initiative operationalizes USDA’s Shared Stewardship Strategy, drawing partners and their resources from across the state to treat priority landscapes at an unprecedented pace and scale.
Wetland Restoration Work
Rare wetlands, such as the Grasshopper Fen, create unique ecosystems and take thousands of years to develop. In 2019, SJNF workers helped rehabilitate this damaged high elevation Fen.
Seasonal Road, Campground, and Trail Conditions Vary on San Juan NF
Release Date: Jun 6, 2023